Wednesday, 7 April 2010

IT and Management.....

Hullo ma wee blog,

A man in a hot air balloon, realizing he was lost, reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended further and shouted to the lady "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am!"

The woman below replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."

"You must be in IT," said the balloonist.

"Actually I am," replied the woman, "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you have told me is technically correct but I've no idea what to make of your information and the fact is I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything, you've delayed my trip."

"You must be in Management!" replied the woman.

"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

"Well," said the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you're going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you've no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my blooming fault..."

That sounds familiar somehow, doesn't it?

see you later.

Listening to Snow Patrol 'It's Beginning to Get to Me'


coastkid said... listen to good music too!

Unknown said...

Love it! I must share it with my coworkers. Nice picture, have you ever been up in a hot air balloon?

Alistair said...

Hi Kat,

No, but would love to. I hear the silence is the incredible thing - I remember that too from doing a charity parachute jump years ago.

It would have to be a bloomin big baloon to get me off the ground!!!


Scottish Nature Boy said...

Ho ho ho - stuck somewhere between the two, I am amused...

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